The anatomy of a targeted email account hack

“OMG! My email is hacked!” This is a true account of an email hack we’ve just witnessed and helped a client through. It all started with one of our client’s bank account manager calling our client (will call him Bob in this email): Bank: Bob, Happy New Year! We have received an email from your…

Eight Ways to Keep Your Small Business Secure

If you own and operate a small business, lowering costs is an important part of keeping your company in the black. Cutting costs on your IT budget could inadvertently compromise your company’s security. Even though small businesses may not have all of the resources that large corporations do, they are still just as vulnerable to the same security threats. Here are ways to help secure your small business:

Windows LIVE email and password theft

In light of reduced SPAM as of late, I was somewhat surprised to see phishing and theft attempts as sophisticated as this come through to my inboxes today – at least one in each of my different email addresses, but all came from email accounts of friends on Facebook. I searched the major anti-virus and malware vendors as well as google and twitter and nothing turned up, so maybe I’m just one of the first to be hit.

Old School Malware Causing New Headaches

Think worms are the malware of yesteryear? Not so. A new worm has been spreading rapidly. This worm spreads via RDP (remote desktop connection).
This worm does not seem to be exploiting any new vulnerabilities in the RDP protocol. Rather, it gets its foothold in the internal network through other means, such as Adobe flash or Reader vulnerabilities or general phishing attacks.